ColourPop Matte X Lippie Stix Are Here!

ColourPop Matte X Lippie Stix Are Here!

If I had to pick a favorite budget beauty brand for the year I would have to go with ColourPop, hands down. ColourPop has only been around for two years now yet they’ve already expanded their brand to include shadows, highlighters, lipsticks and more. Plus, just about everything ColourPop creates is amazing quality that won’t set you back more than $8 a pop. Now that’s what I call a win! Besides their great quality, my favorite thing about ColourPop is how they’re always creating new, innovative products that are fun, exciting and too tempting to resist. Their latest creation is the new line of Matte X Lippie Stix. They’re an ultra matte extension to the Lippie Stix lineup that features a shine free finish that’s a bit easier on the lips than the Ultra Satin Lipsticks.

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Influenster Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Vox Box

Maybelline 10 Nude Flush, 35 Rebel Road Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color

Liquid lipsticks are everywhere now. When liquid lipsticks first began trending you could really only find them online. Today, you can walk into your nearest drugstore and pick up a few liquid lipsticks that are actually pretty decent quality without the usual $15-$20 price tag. Maybelline is one of the best drugstore brands in the building when it comes to lipsticks so it was only a matter of time before they hopped in the liquid lipstick ring with their own line of Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Colors. I recently received a couple of them in my Influenster Maybelline Vox Box to test out for you guys and I’m pretty excited because Maybelline’s lipsticks have yet to disappoint me.
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Steals, Deals & New Releases at Ulta!

Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks + Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil Now Available!

Today is a great day to be an Ulta Beauty Platinum Member! The Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks (yes all 100 shades) are now available online today only for Platinum Ultamate Rewards Members. That’s right, you get early access for being such a loyal shopper. Yay! Benefit is also joining the early access party with the new Goof Proof Brow Pencil that’s also available online today only for Platinum Members. Not Platinum yet? No problem! You’ll be able to get your hands on the Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks on June 11th online or June 16th in store and the new Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil on June 24th. Sadly, I can’t use my discount online so I’ll be waiting until the Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks hit stores. I seriously can’t wait to experience the greatness of all 100 shades!
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Freeman Beauty Coconut Glow Leave-On Bronzing Mask Review

Freeman Beauty Coconut Glow Leave-On Bronzing Mask

Bronzed glowing skin is a must have for summer and Freeman Beauty is making sure we’re all prepared with the new Coconut Glow Leave-On Bronzing Mask. When I first spotted it at Ulta I was intrigued to try it for two reasons. One, I love face masks. Two, I love to glow like a bronze goddess. So I figured I’d go ahead and give the Coconut Glow Leave-On Mask a try to see how I like it.

The Coconut Glow Leave-On Mask is a moisturizing mask designed to hydrate, soften and smooth skin while adding a natural bronze glow. I’m already pretty bronzed naturally but I loved the idea of a moisturizing mask that’ll make me look even more bronzed and give me a bit of a glow. You know I love to glow, girl!

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More Urban Decay Please!

Urban Decay Trance Vice Lipstick, Blunt Eyeshadow, Score Afterglow Blush

Ever since I finally tried the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer and Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation I’ve been kinda hooked. I’ve always liked Urban Decay but now I really like Urban Decay! The Naked Skin line is quickly becoming my go to for a flawless complexion and the Revolution lipsticks (now revamped) are hands down my favorite traditional lipsticks right now so I was super pumped when I found out that my team and I were going to be hitting an Urban Decay training to learn all about the brand and new products. Including the upcoming Vice lipsticks. I seriously thought I was going to lose my mind when the Urban Decay makeup artists unveiled the massive Vice Lipstick vice containing all 100 shades. It was probably the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen!

Urban Decay Trance Metallized Lipstick

There were so many lipsticks to choose from that I didn’t know where to start. I wanted to try them all! Of course, there wasn’t nearly enough time for me to try all of the new Vice Lipsticks but I was able to try on two of them and I’m happy to report that Urban Decay is going to knock this release out of the park. My first pick was Conspiracy, a plum bronze shimmer with a Metallized finish. It went on smoothly and evenly with good pigmentation and a lightweight creamy texture that felt very good on the lips. I was expecting the Metallized finish to feel a little gritty on the lips with all that delicious shimmer but Urban Decay managed to make Conspiracy feel like butter on the lips while giving my lips a nice juicy sheen and lots of glitz. It was hard for me to take it off because the color was so beautiful and the formula was so nice. So when I went to try on Disturbed, a deep brick red with a Comfort Matte finish, I decided to create an ombre lip pairing it with Conspiracy. The result was absolutely beautiful as the colors meshed incredibly well together and the Comfort Matte formula is just as smooth, creamy and easy on the lips as the good ol’ Revolution Matte Lipsticks.

Lucky for me, I ended up receiving one of the new Vice Lipsticks in Trance, a nude mauve shimmer in a Metallized finish. It’s a really pretty neutral pink with lots of fine iridescent shimmer that gives it a nice boost from your typical boring nude pink. Like Conspiracy, Trance doesn’t feel hard or gritty at all. It’s very creamy and feels really good on the lips too. Trance makes for a great everyday lipstick and has me super excited to get my hands on other shades. Starting with Conspiracy!

Urban Decay Score Afterglow Blush

Urban Decay was also nice enough to toss in a blush and eyeshadow too. So nice! I ended up receiving Score Afterglow Blush, a medium pink peach with shimmer. Score is a little light for my tastes but it appears to be a little better when layered. I like that it has a hint of golden shimmer in the mix so it won’t look too flat or ashy on my complexion. I’m a big fan of Bittersweet and Rapture so I’m hoping that Score will work in my favor too as the Afterglow formula is actually really nice.

Urban Decay Blunt Eyeshadow

A girl can never have too many gold eyeshadows so I was happy to see that I also received Blunt Eyeshadow. Blunt is a light golden bronze shimmer that’s a very flattering and wearable shades for all skin tones. It’s incredibly pigmented with a soft, finely milled texture that feels super creamy for a powder shadow. I actually popped in on before writing this post and I absolutely adore it. It’s a great everyday lid color that makes my eyes pop nicely without being too shimmery or having too much fallout. I can simply pop it on with my fingers, blend a little and go. My kind of shadow! Between Blunt, Trance and the Naked Skin line I think Urban Decay is soon going to become one of my new favorite brands!

Urban Decay Trance Vice Lipstick, Blunt Eyeshadow, Score Afterglow Blush

Urban Decay Score Afterglow Blush, Blunt Eyeshadow and Trance Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick for Summer 2016

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick for Summer 2016

Each of our retailers will carry 100 shades of Vice Lipstick–making this our biggest lineup yet. Our shade range has it all: Bold brights. Dark, sexy shades. Super-versatile neutrals. With so much variety it’ll make your head spin, there’s something for everyone–from new shades to cult favorites you thought you’d never see again. Several shades were inspired by other UD lip products (and even our Eyeshadows and Eye Pencils!).

The pigment load is insane! Just one swipe provides an unbelievable laydown of color. Every shade applies smoothly (without dragging or skipping), hugs lips, and feels amazing! Our proprietary Pigment Infusion System gives the formula its super-creamy texture, rich payout and superior color dispersion. Yummy butter blend comforts, hydrates and enhances, leaving lips soft and conditioned, never dry. Aloe vera, jojoba, avocado and abassu oils nourish and soften lips. Illipe butter (derived from Malaysian illipe trees) provides long-lasting moisture. Vitamin C and Vitamin E provide a hit of antioxidants.

Line and prime with the perfect match. It’s the ultimate pair for ultra long wear with 50 Lip Pencils.

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NYX Havana & Vancouver Soft Matte Lip Cream Review

NYX Havana & Vancouver Soft Matte Lip Cream

This time of year usually calls for bright, glossy lips but I still like to pull out a vampy lip or two every now and then to let them see a little sunshine. Like on rainy days. Or hot, humid nights. Bright pinks and corals are still my world for spring and summer but sometimes it’s nice to take a walk on the dark side with a sexy vampy lip. Even when it’s warm out. That’s why the new NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams in Havana and Vancouver have been in heavy rotation lately. They’re definitely fall/winter shades but I’ve been digging them a lot these days.

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Fancie Faves

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer, MAC Plum Princess, Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation, Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder, Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter, Makeup Revolution Matte Blush, Tarte Lights Camera Flashes Mascara, Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit

One of the many upsides to being a makeup blogger (and junkie) is that I get to try a lot of different new products quite often. Most times, I purchase them myself which makes my wallet a little sad but my face very happy when I pick products that turn out to be amazing. May was a super long month filled with a lot of sales and great collections that I needed in my life so I ended up hauling lots of new makeup that caught my eye. Was it a little expensive? Yes. Do I regret it? Nope! Most of the new goodies I picked up turned out to be some of the best products I’ve ever tried. In fact, a few of them ended up being in heavy rotation from the moment I picked them up. Score!
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On Wednesdays We Wear Pink!

ColourPop Poppin' Matte X Lippie Stix

Can’t get enough of bright pinks this spring? Me either! That’s why I’ve got yet another hot pink lipstick to share with you this fine Pink Wednesday. ‘Cause a girl can never have too many bold pink lipsticks, right? While I still have a strong fling going on with my Urban Decay Catfight Revolution Lipstick I’ve been getting pretty close with ColourPop’s Poppin’ Matte X Lippie Stix. It was first released as a limited edition free gift back when ColourPop reached 2 million followers on Instagram. As you can imagine, Poppin’ went pretty quickly but ColourPop decided to bring it back permanently in the new Matte X Lippie Stix lineup. Of course, it no longer sports it’s poppin’ pink packaging (see what I did there? 😊) but Poppin’ is still a hot pink that you’ll want to add to your collection if you’re a hardcore pink lover.
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More Makeup Revolution Goodies!

Makeup Revolution Golden Sugar 2 Rose Gold Ultra Blush Palette, Blush Queen Palette, Didn't I Tell You? Salvation Intense Lip Lacquer, Nothing Like Anything Salvation Intense Lip Lacquer, Gave You All My Love Salvation Intense Lip Lacquer, Radiant Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter

Love makeup but hate paying the big bucks for the good stuff? Then you need to check out Makeup Revolution at Ulta because their products are amazing quality at super affordable prices. With blushes and highlighters at just $6 and lipsticks and glosses at $3 it can be hard to believe that it’s all good quality. But trust me. Makeup Revolution is all good! I’ve been wearing my Golden Lights Vivid Baked Highlighter and Nude Matte Blush daily since I picked them up during the BOGO sale at Ulta and I couldn’t be more impressed with the quality of them. In fact, I love them so much that I doubled back and picked up a handful more Makeup Revolution while they were still on sale. There was no way I could resist grabbing more when the quality and the prices are this good. It’s only right!

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